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The Troy Public Square will be closed to traffic on Monday, June 17, from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m. as follows to facilitate the Dulahan Concert on Prouty Plaza. The areas to be closed are S. Market Street at Franklin Street, N. Market Street at Water Street, W. Main Street at Cherry Street, and E. Main Street at Walnut Street.
For setup for the concert, the NW Quadrant will be closed at 5:00 p.m.
This concert is free and open to the public. Please bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the concert.
The inclement weather location for this concert is the Troy High School auditorium.
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will present the annual concert on the Troy Public Square (Prouty Plaza) on Friday, June 21, 2013, commencing at 8:00 p.m. For the set-up, the Northwest Quadrant of the Public Square will be closed to parking on June 21. To facilitate the concert, the Troy Public Square will be closed (S. Market Street at Franklin Street, N. Market Street at Water Street, W. Main Street at Cherry Street, and E. Main Street at Walnut Street) from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. on June 21.
The rain location is the Troy Christian School on Dorset Road.
The City of Troy will be flushing fire hydrants based on the following schedule:
June 10-14: Finishing S. Market and South View and starting Ridge Ave. from Main Street to Peters in City Limits.
June 17-21: North Ridge Ave., including West Brook Sections; starting W. Main to I-75; working South including Dorset.
While the City of Troy water is always safe to drink, if citizens notice the water has a brownish tint, this can be corrected by simply running the tap water until the water is clear (2-3 minutes).
Questions are referred to the Troy Fire Department, 335-5675.
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY OF TROY, OHIO
Troy Mayor Michael Beamish, Troy City Council and staff are extremely excited to welcome the Gentlemen of the Road (GOTR) Stopover event on August 30th and 31st. This is a truly unique and incredible opportunity for our residents and businesses to enjoy a potentially huge economic impact while showcasing our community.
Mayor Beamish recognizes that having allowing alcohol in downtown Troy, the river corridor/park area, and at the Troy Memorial Stadium is a new concept. His support of this event is based on:
* The proven track record of the sponsoring organizations involved in hosting a quality and well-controlled event, including strictly regulating alcohol sales and consumption within narrowly defined areas only;
* The responsibility that will rest solely on the event sponsors for arranging and funding event details;
* The fact that the event is cost neutral to the City of Troy and the Troy City Schools; and,
* The potentially huge positive economic impact on local businesses and local non-profit organizations.
Mayor Beamish personally contacted City Officials of Dixon, IL and Bristol, TN (both 2012 concert sites for GOTR), who informed him that both communities were very impressed with the thoroughness and professionalism shown in their communities. All the officials indicated they would certainly welcome a return visit by the GOTR. Mayor Beamish stated:
“Troy has never had ?and may never have again ?a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity such as this one to highlight Troy, our people and our community. I remain committed to Troy’s family-friendly culture and values but I recognize that this event promises to showcase Troy in its most positive light and will be an experience never to be forgotten.?br>
Mayor Beamish notes that Mumford & Sons has been mentioned on numerous TV shows, and appeared at the 2013 Grammy Awards, at which they won two Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year award.
Troy Main Street, Inc., a City-sponsored non-profit organization that promotes downtown economic development, will be co-coordinating with City staff logistical efforts related to this event. Representatives of partners for the event, community agencies, and officials of Miami County and neighboring communities were invited to the Media Announcement held this date.
Energy Costs for Troy Residents, Businesses to be Reduced Through
Louisville, KY. ?February 7, 2013 ?In November, 2011, the citizens of Troy, Ohio approved a measure allowing the City to develop a government aggregation program for the collective purchase of electric power. The measure is expected to be fully implemented in the 4th quarter of 2013.
By law, Ohio allows townships, cities and counties to form aggregated buying groups on behalf of their citizens. Communities then work through an outside supplier to purchase natural gas, electricity or both at a reduced cost on behalf of the city’s customer-members. Governmental aggregators must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO), which ensures they have met strict requirements for doing business in Ohio.
The purpose of governmental aggregation programs is to procure energy at a reduced cost for the group’s members. Unfortunately, lower prices aren’t guaranteed simply by purchasing in bulk. Rather, a third-party energy manager typically coordinates bids for the combined load with suppliers through a competitive request-for-proposal (RFP) process. In this case, the City of Troy retained the services of Summit Energy, a leading energy management and sustainability services company. Summit has since been acquired by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries.
With $30 billion in energy spend under its management and integrated solutions across multiple market segments, Schneider Electric stood out among its competition in partnering with the city. The company is uniquely positioned to coordinate the city’s RFP process, leveraging both the group’s buying power and its own substantial influence to deliver lower energy rates for customer-members in Troy. As of now, Schneider Electric is working with city officials to ensure that the City of Troy complies with all state laws associated with implementing the government aggregation program. Later, representatives from Schneider Electric will coordinate the RFP process, analyze supplier bids, and make a recommendation to the City. Suppliers will be asked to provide two bids: fixed flat rate and a guaranteed percentage savings.
Governmental aggregation programs typically gather members through either opt-in or opt-out participation. The measure passed in Troy uses the opt-out structure, which automatically enrolls all local residents unless they individually request to be removed from the program. With this form of aggregation, a number of steps are required following the initial vote, including:
?The local government must form a plan of operation and management, and hold at least two public hearings to allow customers to voice any concerns over the proposed plan. Public hearings in Troy are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
? Customers must be notified of their automatic enrollment and given the opportunity to opt out. This notification must also state the rates, charges, and other terms and conditions of enrollment. After the completion of the RFP, an eligible supplier will be chosen who will notify residents and businesses within the City of Troy of their opportunity to opt out of the program. Residents and businesses will have 21 days to respond to this opt-out notice.
If you have specific questions about Troy’s aggregation plan, please contact Thomas Funderburg at the City of Troy at (937) 339-7639. For general information about aggregation, please call the PUCO consumer call center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).
For more information about Schneider Electric’s procurement expertise, visit www.summitenergy.com or www.schneider-electric.com/us.